Families, particularly the children, are a courts first consideration when resolving or determining family disputes.
At all stages during the pre-action negotiations and during the case itself, should you ultimately apply to a court you must keep in mind.
It is important that all the information is availed to the courts -- information that would support your case or harm it. Courts usually come up with an effective parenting plan that has close resemblance to the situation at the time of going through the divorce. It is therefore important that you come up with your own plan that you can present to the presiding judge. When this is done, the judge will assume immediately that the arrangement you have at that point is working somehow and will use that as a starting point before any other changes in the future. Another assumption is that both parents have already come to an agreement to some degree or have at least agreed on the plan. When things are really bad and there is a total breakdown in communication, the courts are at liberty to give direction.
Minor adjustments can be accommodated if they are not extra-ordinary. If you wish to have any adjustments made on a parenting plan communicate the same via a mediator and often it's a pain and stress free process and everyone will go home glad. This method is the easiest, fastest and most affordable way of getting any change done.
The Family Law Act requires the parties to comply with the pre-action procedure prior to commencing a case. The objectives of such action are:
Lawyers must as early as practicable:
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